Social Bite officially launches Edinburgh homeless village

Social enterprise Social Bite has officially launched its village in Edinburgh which aims to tackle homelessness by providing a safe living environment for around 20 people per year.

Published 17 May 2018

Cyrenians welcomes catering legend Prue Leith to its new cooking school

Homelessness charity Cyrenians welcomed Queen Margaret University Chancellor and catering legend Prue Leith to Leith yesterday to open its brand new Cook School and teaching kitchen.

Published 13 February 2018

Cyrenians appoints manager for Social Bite Village

Homelessness and inclusion charity Cyrenians has appointed a manager for the Social Bite Village set to provide a home for up to 20 people affected by homelessness.

Published 29 November 2017

Families affected by imprisonment to take part in activities for Book Week Scotland

Homelessness and inclusion charity Cyrenians is hosting various activities at HMP Addiewell to celebrate Book Week Scotland and Prisoners’ Week.

Published 27 November 2017

Blog: Working together to end homelessness

In a guest blog for homelessness charity Cyrenians, Dr Ligia Teixeira outlines why Crisis believes that improving outcomes at scale requires a new approach.

Published 15 November 2017

Blog: Cyrenians recovery hub records over 6300 visits this Alcohol Awareness Week

To mark Alcohol Awareness Week (November 13-19), Edinburgh homelessness and inclusion charity Cyrenians highlights its work to alleviate the detrimental footprint that the misuse of alcohol leaves across communities.

Published 13 November 2017

‘Homeless people need help long before they end up on the streets’

In an open letter in The Herald, written to coincide with Mediation Awareness Week, a number of Scottish charities have stressed the importance of early intervention in reducing the number of people presenting as homeless and have urged the Scottish Government to take note.

Published 18 October 2017

Cyrenians launches peer support service for Edinburgh’s homeless

A new service has been launched that seeks to address a visible problem with rough sleeping in Edinburgh.

Published 6 September 2017

Scottish charities call for halt to roll-out of ‘flawed’ Universal Credit

A group of 24 Scottish charities have come together to urge the UK government to stop the roll-out of the Universal Credit system in Scotland.

Published 31 August 2017

Blog: Increasing homelessness: a perfect storm

Cyrenians chief executive Ewan Aitken reflects on new homelessness research from Crisis.

Published 18 August 2017

Social Bite showcases prototype eco house during Edinburgh Festival

The prototype of a home which will be built in a new Social Bite village for the homeless in Edinburgh is on show in St Andrews Square during the Edinburgh Festival.

Published 11 August 2017

Work starts on Social Bite’s homeless village with first residents expected by Christmas

The houses for Social Bite’s new village are now under construction with members of Edinburgh’s homeless community expected to be onsite before Christmas this year, Social Bite co-founder, Josh Littlejohn MBE, confirmed today.

Published 19 July 2017

Edinburgh businesses to fund police officers and homeless charity workers

Businesses in Edinburgh city centre are to help fund police officers and charity workers to address issues of homelessness and begging in the area.

Published 8 June 2017

Blog: Snap! Another election

Cyrenians CEO Ewan Aitken outlines his questions for candidates in the upcoming council elections.

Published 21 April 2017

New Facebook Messenger ‘bot’ to teach Scots about causes of youth homelessness

A Scottish charity has launched a new Facebook Messenger “bot” to teach Scots about the real causes of homelessness amongst young people after research found nearly half believe it is through choice or a refusal to accept assistance.

Published 20 April 2017